Tuesday, 26th June 2018 10:03 pm
ABOUT THE ARTIST CHRISTINE STEPHENSON
b. 1937 Winchester, Hampshire
ART EDUCATION Municipal College of Art Bournemouth. 1953-58
AWARDS: Royal Horticultural Society: Silver Medal 1995 Royal Horticultural Society: Gold Medal 1996 Society of Botanical artists: Elected member 1997 Society of Botanical artists: Certi cate of Botanical rnerit 1999 EXHIBITIONS: Royal Horticultural Society: London, 1995-1996 Society of Botanical artists: London, 1993-99 Lucy B. Campbell Gallery: Kensington, London, 1996-2005 Gordon Craig Gallery: Knightsbridge, London, 1999 Chelsea Flower Show: London, 2000 The Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation: Pittsburg, U.S.A. 2000 Cobbold and Judd: Hintleshan1 Hall Gallery, Suffolk, 2001-2004 PUBLICATIONS Wootten’s of Wenhaston, Suffolk: Commissioned to make paintings to illustrate their catalogues 1994-2004
ARTICLES ABOUT MY WORK Country Living Magazine: May 2004 DE TUIN Exclusief - The Netherlands 2005 - 2011
ABOUT MY WORK
When I was a small child, I remember looking out of my pushchair with enormous pleasure at the abundant owers and leaves in the lush Devonshire hedgerows and I have loved plants and wild life throughout my life. During my long career as an art teacher in London it became my ambition to express how I felt about plants by painting them and when I retired and moved to Suffolk I quickly built up a second career as a painter of plants. I showed my work in London where I sold all over the world and was lucky enough to find plenty of people who wanted to commission me to record a favourite flower or vegetable, others wanted to buy paintings to give as wedding or birthday presents. Several people came back for more and made collections of my work. Having sold every painting I ever did, I have now stopped work and live in the Suffolk countryside tending my large garden and caring for my cats and chickens.